Desert Cruiser

Desert Cruiser

Lives in United States Cedar City, AK, United States
Works as a Photographer
Has a website at http://www.in-the-desert.com
Joined on Mar 4, 2008

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On CP+ 2013 - Micro Four Thirds lenses from Tamron and Olympus news story (113 comments in total)

Sorry but I guess I missed this in another review of one of Tamron's lenses. Would/could you explain what this means "Vibration Correction offers the same disconcertingly steady stabilization the company's other VC-equipped telephoto lenses offer"
What is disconcerting about their stabilizer? Please explain.

Thanks
Don...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2013 at 06:40 UTC as 42nd comment | 2 replies
On Photo contest: Enter for a chance to win $5,000 news story (130 comments in total)

Simon: I entered and now wonder is my entry was what you had in mind. In my mind it was to connect with nature? Maybe I should photographed an iphone?

We'll see, and I would suggest that anyone that doesn't want their info taken here --- simple don't enter. It's really not a big deal anymore, your info is all over the Net now anyway.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 28, 2012 at 17:28 UTC as 23rd comment
On Reuters' showcases EOS-1D X multiple exposure modes news story (226 comments in total)

This was really helpful and a nice feature to see in the diving competition. Kudos to Canon, isn't the digital world just great --- what's next?

Don....

Direct link | Posted on Aug 6, 2012 at 20:25 UTC as 57th comment | 7 replies
On Roger Cicala investigates Canon's AF marketing claims news story (89 comments in total)

Thank you again Roger, and DPReview for posting this article. It is nice to keep up with the new options/improvements and without you we wouldn't know. Very interesting and thanks again.

Don....

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2012 at 19:35 UTC as 25th comment

I like the photos, they are not like the regular mug shots we usually get. Nice work.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2012 at 20:18 UTC as 82nd comment
On Corel releases Service Pack 2 for PaintShop Pro X4 news story (28 comments in total)

Works great, no problems. This is the best imaging software you can buy, and we've tried them all. Topaz Labs plug-ins work great with it also.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2012 at 02:38 UTC as 18th comment

Casio made some nice cameras in the early days of digital. One thing I always liked was their voice recording ability, like having a tape recorder with you at all times that would fit in your pocket. They made some nice cameras back then.

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2012 at 05:26 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
On Mirrorless Roundup 2011 article (429 comments in total)

Great cameras for most people. Size and weight being a real plus.

Now, thanks for another great article! We keep recommending you because of this. Merry Christmas to the staff at DPReview !!!!! Keep up the great work!
Don....

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2011 at 20:47 UTC as 64th comment
On Variation Facts and Fallacies article (231 comments in total)
In reply to:

Desert Cruiser: Best article yet! I didn't realize all that was involved and now I know. Thanks, very informative article. All the years we've used D-SLR's we've never found one that was unacceptable, this explains why, we were lucky with bodies and lenses. And like you said people are too critical in many cases. With all that said, we've only found one lense (on a micro four thirds) that has an anomaly that we decided was unacceptable, to us anyway. We could never get anyone to tell us if this was the case or if we were maybe expecting too much? Please take a look at this video and tell me if this something that you'd consider as acceptable? I would love to know......
http://vimeo.com/25066664
We've had other cameras with video capabilities but none that had this problem, we believe it to be in the lens, as it clicks when mildly shook off the camera like something is loose in the lens. I'd really appreciate an expert's opinion.
Thanks in advance,
Don....

Thank you, Panasonic said it was normal, and so did a couple of people here on the forum. I'm still going to use the camera but the lens is a cheap one. I really think they should have fixed it, but they didn't, so we'll have to look for another better quality lens. Thanks now I know I was correct in my assumption, thanks again for a great article.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2011 at 19:29 UTC
On Variation Facts and Fallacies article (231 comments in total)

Best article yet! I didn't realize all that was involved and now I know. Thanks, very informative article. All the years we've used D-SLR's we've never found one that was unacceptable, this explains why, we were lucky with bodies and lenses. And like you said people are too critical in many cases. With all that said, we've only found one lense (on a micro four thirds) that has an anomaly that we decided was unacceptable, to us anyway. We could never get anyone to tell us if this was the case or if we were maybe expecting too much? Please take a look at this video and tell me if this something that you'd consider as acceptable? I would love to know......
http://vimeo.com/25066664
We've had other cameras with video capabilities but none that had this problem, we believe it to be in the lens, as it clicks when mildly shook off the camera like something is loose in the lens. I'd really appreciate an expert's opinion.
Thanks in advance,
Don....

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2011 at 06:11 UTC as 49th comment | 2 replies
On Lytro Light Field Camera first look with Ren Ng article (224 comments in total)

Fantastic camera for replacing the blurry ones that reside in convenience stores, warehouses, department stores. After illegal activity you could focus on the area you want to see clearly. Security camera plus ------

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2011 at 20:37 UTC as 12th comment

Barnaby: I think everyone, maybe you, has missed another aspect to your nice photo. The reflection in the second image, that you cropped, of the man leaning against the wall, only seen in the reflection! Might be more noticeable in a larger version. Nice touch, but I think most missed it. To me this image, once you see the reflection, gives it a somber look, not so much a lonely look. These people (2) are day dreaming, or in a trance, maybe reading as someone suggested. At least the man sitting. Liked the cropped version, nice explanation. Did you see the other man?

Don....

Direct link | Posted on Oct 11, 2011 at 20:05 UTC as 22nd comment
On Studio in the Wild article (24 comments in total)

Sorry I should have included this in the first post. Link to an example

http://i745.photobucket.com/albums/xx91/DesertCruiser13/Forum/Penstemonclose-1.png

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2011 at 20:50 UTC as 6th comment | 2 replies
On Studio in the Wild article (24 comments in total)

Try this using a black 1/4 inch foam board from Walmart (less than $2) for a better effect. Black usually works better.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2011 at 20:47 UTC as 8th comment

This is confusing to me. I've always thought that things (like your right eye and right ear for example) process through the left side of your brain? Aren't they switched to the opposite side? If this is true and the right side of your brain takes care of visual things, then shouldn't you use your left eye? This could be hard to do with a viewfinder on a camera. Am I getting this all wrong?

Don....

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2011 at 20:42 UTC as 4th comment
On Just posted: Hands-on video of the Samsung NX200 news story (76 comments in total)

Nice on full screen mode. Great idea.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2011 at 02:52 UTC as 63rd comment
On Just posted: Our group test of waterproof compact cameras news story (96 comments in total)
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MichaelKJ: I assume "Click here to read our group test of travel zoom compact cameras" is left over from a previous review.

Thanks Scott, but don't forget that the Go Pro also is a 5 megapixel camera and even has a time lapse option.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2011 at 05:57 UTC
On Just posted: Our group test of waterproof compact cameras news story (96 comments in total)
In reply to:

MichaelKJ: I assume "Click here to read our group test of travel zoom compact cameras" is left over from a previous review.

Is there a reason you guys haven't done anything on the GoPro camera?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2011 at 18:20 UTC
On Vimeo launches pro-focused video hosting options news story (11 comments in total)
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Cy Cheze: Concerning Vimeo, can anyone please tell this dumb farmboy:

1) What is the "default" bitrate for ordinary playback of HD videos loaded to the site.

2) If the "pro" version allows hgiher bitrates, what might they be, and would they make most ordinary viewers' playback stutter?

3) Which is the least "lossy" format to use for uploads? Might there be a format that can be uploaded and not be re-encoded by Vimeo?

4) Would Vimeo convert a 60i video to 30p or 24p? What if the native format is 1280x720 60p? Or 1080 60p?

These questions may be "old hat" to site veterans. But, as in the case of pixels, lenses, or anything or even the day of the week, perhaps not anything people will agree 100% on, either.

I upload video in 1280x720P all the time to our pro account in MP.4 H.264 format so they can be seen in full screen in HD if they desire to watch them that way. Their service is the best around for not buffering. Maybe you haven't noticed but DPReview is now using Vimeo for their videos in their reviews. They load faster and play smoother because of the change. You can upload in almost any format and size you want.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2011 at 21:24 UTC
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